Jack Hertz Music Reviews


In The Fog - Ambient Exotica (November 2, 2012)

"The heavy synth layers thin out and make room for a gorgeously cherubic synth choir-based sunburst which is in constant dialog with the ambiguously acidic-mellow pads and stabs. A true uneasiness can never unfold, and so this tune fades out ever so slowly with this tenser mood intact."

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Expo - My First Memories of Tomorrow In the Labyrinth

When I was 4 years old, my father took me with him to the Expo in Montreal Canada. Too young to remember it then, I did see get to the USA Pavilion housed inside the geodesic sphere designed by R. Buckminster Fuller when I was older on frequent trips to La Ronde. I always admired the futuristic architecture of Habitat 67, and the Canada and the German pavilions. So Much of the wonderful ephemera presented in 1967 still feels quite modern today such as the amazing film "In the Labyrinth" that debuted at the Expo.

USA

Sunday Morning Drones Live with 6x6 - Listen Now

The 6X6 blazing at 10 bpm... Hear me playing the six FM8 six operator synthesizers live now. I use the built in arps to create virtual tape loops of different lengths and time signatures that I can edit in real time. People are welcome to play along and record something with me today. The show is over, but you can listen to a recording of it here at http://mixlr.com/jack-hertz/sh...

6X6 Live 2012-11-18

YouTube Video Sharing - See See What Fans Can Do

It wasn't long ago, that using something without an artist's permission was a violation of the law. Not any more thanks to Creative Commons (CC). In fact, I see a track of mine posted on YouTube by someone else as a real compliment form a real fan who liked of Don's and my work enough to share it. Thanks to CC licensing, Darshan is helping to promote our music with others.

Journeys to Temporary Landsacpes

The Ocean is an elusive thing that changes and morphs constantly in shape, size and color. None on these changes is more striking the the negative low tide where the water level can recede as much as 1 or 2 feet below sea level. Exposed are coves and reefs normally inhabited by sea creatures of all kinds. Here are some of my journeys to these temporary places.

Image Featured on Brian Eno's LUX - Day Of Light Website

I was quite happy to get an email letting me know one of my images submitted will be included on the live site and stream. The image I submitted can be seen below and in a screen shot, as well as the email from the Team:

Screen of Morning Fog

A Fire Upon The Deep by Jack Hertz and Miguel A. Ruiz Now Available on 45 Echoes Sounds

This recording pays homage to Vernor Vinge's Science Fiction novel "A Fire Upon the Deep." A gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Music created by, performed by and produced by Jack Hertz and Miguel A. Ruiz now available on the 45 Echoes Sounds label at http://45echoes-sounds.blogspo...

A Fire Upon The Deep

Aural Films - Netlabel to Publish Soundtrack Music for Movies that Do Not Exist

The Aural Films netlabel is dedicated to publishing soundtrack and cinematic music for movies that do not exist. Now accepting submissions for albums or pieces of music with a thematic focus on a person, place, thing, or story. EMjoy the first releases "Secret Life of Trees" and "Stratosphere" by Jack Hertz now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/

Aural Films

Pete Namlook Talks About His Relationship to Ambient Music

This is a great video with Pete Namlook explaining his outlook (no pun) on music. I cannot think of many people who have better articulated their feelings about the modern ambient music landscape. In fact, I was not entirely aware I was engaging in nature as food of my artistic work till I watched this.

Stratosphere - Location Recording Details at Pillar Point Harbor

Stratosphere began with a live improvisation I recorded in the field to mix sound making apps and live ambient sounds. Using Google Maps, I am able to take you to the exact place I recorded the backing track yesterday (2012/11/15).


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Stratosphere by Jack Hertz Now Available on Aural Films

This track is a special dedication to Pete Namlook who passed into the drone space on November 8, 2012. Some of my favorite works by Pete were the soundscapes he created on his own and with artists like Tetsuo Inoue. Mixing long form drone tracks and voices from news and archived sources was something he continued with long after it was a cliche in electronic music. Following a similar formula, I present, Stratosphere, in memoriam to the wonderful artist Pete Namlook. Download it now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com...

Stratosphere

Secret Life of Trees by Jack Hertz Now Availble on Aural Films

Secret Life of Trees was composed on Arbor Day 2012 as part of the Sound For Good "Take to the Trees" Compilation project. Here the entire release is presented with the original "Leaves" and till now, unpublished "Roots" long form ambient compositions. Download it now from http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com...

SLOT

Gamelan Monsoon by Jack Hertz Now Available on Webbed Hand Records

The music was inspired by the monsoon forests and savannas of Bali Barat Park in West Bali. Thinking about the sounds of storms and gamelan. Gave me some ideas to fit the long metallic drones of gongs and bells with thunder and rain. Download the album now at http://webbedhandrecords.com/w...

Gamelan Monsoon

Dawns of War by Peter Di Phillips and Jack Hertz Now Available on Sound For Good Records

"Dawns of War" is three part suite of long form ambient works that contemplate the climates of war. The collaboration by Peter DiPhillips and Jack Hertz incorporate drones, sound effects, orchestration and noise to explore the many complex emotions such as anger, defiance, victory, loss, and sorrow that effect the human condition. Download the album now at http://sound4good.bandcamp.com...

Dawns of War

Eight Dharmapalas by Jack Hertz Now Available on TapeSafe Records

Eight Dharmapalas is suite of electronic music improvisations inspried by the Wrathful deities that has been released on TapeSafe label. Download the album now at http://archive.org/details/Eig...

Eight Dharmapalas

Stratos by Jack Hertz Now Available on the Space Rock: The Compilation

was originally going to put an old track on the comp. The Team Stratos jump was so incredible, it inspired me to reach for the stars with a brand new track just for the comp. EMjoy my dedication to Team Stratos and Over 100 artists from all over the globe have generously donated tracks to this incredible collection. Take a journey through space with over 14 HOURS worth of psychedelic, tranceinducing music, while helping animals at the same time! Download Space Rock: The Compilation at http://sound4good.bandcamp.com...

Space Rock

Subaqueous by Jack Hertz Now Available

Subaqueous drones from the deep dark abyss. Live Time Drone set recorded 2012/10/25. Things started out fine, but the decent into the deep abyss went beyond the realms of live streaming. The vessel has been recovered. Experience the full-fidelity recordings salvaged from the depths here. FLAC files highly recommended. WARNING! Serious BASS ahead. Small devices may distort from low tones. Download it now at http://jackhertz.bandcamp.com/...

subaqueous

Drone Sketch Video Series by Jack Hertz

Emjoy a series of five drone sketches with videos that I created as a one off experiment. The goal was to work very quickly composing each drone videos within 15 minutes. The music and the videos that go with them are available exlusively as a collection on here on my site via my YouTube channel. Click through to watch all five of the sketches.

Cheshire Girls by Jack Hertz now Available on Buddhist on Fire

This is an alternate version of my Caterpillar release for the Alice in Wonderland drone project. As such it includes the voices of Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar, and Pixyblink as Alice. Download this now at http://buddhistonfire.com/2012...

Cheshire Girls

OCEANS - HELP US SAVE OUR OCEANS WITH ELECTRONIC MUSIC!

Whales and dolphins are not saved! Every year, 100,000's are injured or killed from boat strikes, entanglement in fishing nets, pollution, and whaling. You can help by downloading the Oceans Music Project to benefit the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) for just $1 or more. Every dollar you give helps the WDCS save all whales, dolphins and their habitats. To show their appreciation, these artists are giving you 57 electronic music downloads for supporting our oceans. Download the album now at http://sound4good.bandcamp.com...

Oceans Cover
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